What Trimmer?

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by steveo95, Nov 25, 2010.


What Trimmer do you use?

  1. Stihl

    299 vote(s)
  2. Echo

    179 vote(s)
  3. Redmax

    75 vote(s)
  4. Shindaiwa

    78 vote(s)
  5. Other (state below)

    78 vote(s)
  1. K&L Landscaping

    K&L Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 657

    I've had 'em all and for me and my guys Redmax is the best, Stihl is a distant second. However, the only brushcutters we use are Stihl FS-250's.
  2. Chevy z71

    Chevy z71 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,954

    Im with him on kawasaki.
  3. tlcmontreal

    tlcmontreal LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    echo is garbage imo, feels cheap and doesnt have the power for patches of rly thick long grass or weeds. The redmax line is what i swear by, high quality high power. the 2650 has balls of steel my friends, balls...of...steel...!!!
  4. Fordman8410

    Fordman8410 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    I run a redmax bcz2650t and a echo srm265t, i'll take the redmax over the echo any day.
  5. mbigred

    mbigred LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    I HAVE THREE SEARS :waving:
  6. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 297

    Husqvarna 322l
  7. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    I used STIHL... they had a recall on their gas caps on their trimmers. However I do not like their heads, they need to make a speed feed like the shindys.
  8. 944own

    944own LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,160

    Sold the 110 (too heavy) gave the 76 to my father-in-law (too old) now I have been using a Redmax 2350 and a Husqvarna 223l. I will not go back to stihl for trimmers. I have a fs130 that I have a edger attachment on.
  9. docjones

    docjones LawnSite Member
    from WV
    Posts: 197

    Do yourself a favor and go look at Maruyama trimmers. Stihl are too heavy and people are stuck on them because of the name "Stihl". Shindiawa has gone down hill since Echo buyout. As far as I know Husqvarna owns Redmax and makes many Sears brand trimmers. So if you really want a Husqvarna, go find a Sears and take a coupon with ya. Maruyama is making some darn good equipment. For those who like the Speed Feed head on Shindaiwa, Maruyama makes a similar speed feed which IMO is better designed and quicker to load. They also have a 5 year commercial warranty. Check'em out.
  10. castlerockmo

    castlerockmo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 867

    no offense but marayama suck! Gutless, and heavy. My dealer pushed them real hard and now they are all coming back. Seems the new ones are worse than the older. He is now Going to stop carrying their trimmers. I tried demoing one last summer and the thing just has no power.
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